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SCHEDULE CHANGE: Don't miss our Parents’ Association program with a special screening of ScreenAgers – Growing Up In the Digital Age, Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the MCC.

Parent and Student Information

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Weekend Activities and Community Service (4/19-4/21)

*Activities with * require an online sign-up. 

Community Life Sign-Up Page

Community Life Calendar

FRIDAY, 4/19/19

  • 5:30-7:30 CS Project - Assist Student Life with Faculty Kid Egg Hunt*
  • 6:00-8:00 Westford Shuttle (Departs @ 6:00)
  • 6:30-7:30 Faculty Children Egg Hunt
  • 7:00-10:30 XBOX in Student Art Gallery
  • 8:30-10:00 Outdoor Movie - WALL-E sponsored by Sustainability Committee (includes fresh popcorn, warm pretzels and candy) (Recital Hall if bad weather)
  • 8:00-10:00 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room

SATURDAY, 4/20/19

  • 8:30-11:00 CS Project- Rebuilding Grotonwood Mountain Bike Trail System* (2hrs) Cancelled due to weather
  • 12:00-2:00 Westford Shuttle (one departure @ 12)
  • 12:00-10:30 Movies & XBOX in MacNeil (with evening snack)
  • 1:00-5:00 Library Open
  • 6:30-10:30 Bowling & Arcade* - have a fun night out bowling or playing arcade games
  • 7:00-10:45 Open Gym, Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • 8:00-10:00 DIY: Bake & Eat It (team room)

SUNDAY, 4/21/19

 10:45-11:30 Shuttle to Ayer Train Station (11:18 train departs for Boston; return train departs Porter Square at 5:55) (Fare Info: $23 RT ticket is for commuter train only. Riding the T or subway is an additional fee. Show your student ID and ask if there is a student discount.)
12:00-2:00 Easter Sunday Sushi at Japanese Bistro* (Ayer)
12:00-4:00 HMart/Burlington Mall Trip*
12:00-2:00 The Point Shuttle (departs @ 12:00)
1:00-3:00 Open Weight room & Fitness Center and Open Gym
1:00-5:00 Library open
2:15-4:00 Shuttle to Johnsons Restaurant for Homemade Ice Cream Snack
6:30-7:15 Train Pick-up (train arrives at 6:48 in Ayer; return Boston train departs Porter Square at 5:45)

DINING HALL HOURS AND CHECK-IN TIMES

  • Friday Dinner 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM; Check-in 11:00 PM
  • Saturday brunch 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and dinner 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Check-in 11:00 PM
  • Sunday brunch 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and dinner 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Required dorm meetings at 7:30 PM on Sunday.

 

Community Life Sign-Up Page

Community Life Calendar

Community Life Meetings & News

Upcoming Community Life Events & Meetings

• Seniors & Juniors – order your class ring this Thursday at Lunch. See THE PAGE for the specific information.
• Junior & Senior Prom – May 28 at Gibbet – ticket sales May 1-8; other details will be posted to THE PAGE by the end of April
• Student Government Elections mid-May – includes Judiciary Council & Executive Board with Senior Cabinet – candidate registration opens May 3.

• Friday 4/19/19 MX Food Committee in MacNeil
• Monday 4/22/19 MX Club meetings
• Thursday 4/25/19 Lunch AAA SG Committee in MacNeil
• Friday 4/26/29 MX Special Events SG Committee-Field Day '19

Student Government Committees

Anyone may join a committee – students do not need to be elected to SG to be a member of a committee. Faculty are welcome to join the committees as well. Click here to join a committee.

  • Community Life Committee – this the group works on activities, the calendar of events and plans specific weekend events together. Club leaders, proctors, and anyone else who wants to get involved with the activities we offer beyond the academic day may serve on this committee.
  • Food Committee – meet with DH staff to discuss suggestions and ideas for our meals; assist with planning and implementing themed meals
  • Special Events Committee – plans homecoming, formal events, and end of year activities like a field day and the underclassman night.
  • AAA (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) a space to discuss the intersection of these areas and how to strengthen that intersection or to discuss issues which affect these areas.

General School Information

Information & Resources

  • The FAQ Page - has valuable information regarding the 2018 - 2019 school year.
  • Be sure to check out This Week at LA. There, you will find the School Year At-a-Glance Calendar, the academic newsletter, the Monthly Calendar, and the Athletic Calendar. A new newsletter is generally uploaded on Friday;
  • Another way to stay in the know is to follow us on social media (via Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook).

Parents' Association Information/Meetings/Dates

Parents' Association: Information/Meetings/Dates

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Parents’ Association program with a special screening of ScreenAgers – Growing Up In the Digital Age. After the program, stay and enjoy a PA lunch before afternoon games.

Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Social, The Terrace

Tuesday May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Final PA Meeting, MCC

Information & Resources

Attendance, Travel and Sign-Out Information

Expectations: Attendance, Travel & Sign-Outs

  • If your child is a day student and you need to report their absence from class or their afternoon commitment, please call the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or e-mail Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
  • If your child is a boarding student, please note the following attendance options…
    • Normal WEEKEND departures are submitted by the student through the REACH system.
    • Daily absences (you’re taking your child to the doctor’s office, etc.) and WEEKNIGHT absences (your child is spending a weeknight at home) must be communicated directly through the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or by e-mail to Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
    • After 3:30 PM, and on weekends, please contact the faculty member on duty (OD) at 978-758-7896 to update the school about your boarder’s sign-out. Parents/guardians must communicate this information directly, students cannot call in changes themselves.
    • All weekend sign-outs are due by 1:00 PM on Thursday. REACH shuts down at this time and does not accept new sign-outs until 8:00 PM on Sunday. 
  • Transportation and lodging.
    • Students may not use Uber. Lawrence Academy has a list of approved drivers and services that have passed all of the necessary background checks. Please contact Andrew Healy, dean of students, for more information.
    • Students may not sign-out to a hotel unless a parent or guardian is present.

Day Student Bus Schedule

Bus Information

  • LEXINGTON, CONCORD AND ACTON (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
    • (2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
    • (3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
    • (4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
    • Note: PM drop-off is across the street at Donelan's
  • ANDOVER (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Downtown Andover (Chestnut Street parking lot located behind CVS) 7:00 AM
    • (2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM
  • SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES
    • Friday, September 9th (7:00 PM departure)(Class dinners)
    • Friday, October 19th (5:00 PM departure)(Parents' Weekend)
    • Monday, November 5th (7:00 PM departure)(Winterim Night)
    • Thursday, November 15th (5:00 PM departure)(Last day of fall exams)
    • Monday, December 10th (7:45 PM departure)(Holiday concert)
    • Thursday, February 28th (5:00 PM departure)(Last day of winter exams)
    • Monday, March 4th - Thursday, March 14th (4:30 PM departure)(Winterim)
    • Friday, March 15th (6:30 PM departure)(Winterim Wrap-Up Night)
    • Tuesday, May 28th (2:00 PM departure)(Prom)
    • Thursday, May 30th (5:00 PM departure)(Class of 2019 Parent Dinner)
    • Friday, May 31st (2:00 PM departure)(Graduation)
    • Thursday, June 6th (2:00 PM departure)(Last day of spring exams)
NOTES
  • Both bus lines arrive on campus at approximately 7:45 AM. The academic day starts at 8:00 AM.
  • Return departure from Lawrence Academy in the fall and spring is 6:30 PM (during the winter, the return is at 7:00 PM). The bus leaves from behind the dining hall.
  • Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their transportation that evening; bus service is not adjusted to accommodate late practices or games.
  • During the winter months, a one hour snow delay bumps the listed departure back by one hour, a two hour delay bumps the listed departure back by two hours, etc.
  • When school is cancelled (weather, head's holiday or long weekend) bus service to campus is also cancelled.

LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

UPDATED with CS options in Groton & Westford Area

Visit Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities. Also visit the Community Life Calendar.

Spartan Community Collection for the month of February:

PJ's for Cradles to Crayons - Join the Boston Bruins in helping this organization collect new pajamas, infant size through adult small or medium. 

View the full monthly collection list.

The community service graduation requirement of 6 hours a year must be done during the academic year, early September 2018  through early June 2019 for freshman, sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors (Class of 2019) must have their community service – senior year and all previous incomplete years – done by February 22, 2019, the last day of winter term classes.  We always encourage students to volunteer over the summer for programs they are interested in learning more about, however summer hours may not be used towards the small requirement we have.

Click here to read about how to verify service hours. Many projects are offered through Lawrence Academy on the weekend and are posted in the weekend activities here on The Page or on the community service webpage.  (Summer service, is wonderful and encouraged, but not accepted as part of our requirement.)
 
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups.  All CS projects have the possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title.  (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)

Upcoming "on-your-own" service options in the Groton & Westford Area: TBD


DRAFT for NEXT Weekend Activities & Community Service

DRAFT ONLY - subject to change

Friday, 4/26/19

  • 6:00-8:00 Westford Shuttle (Departs @ 6pm)
  • 7:00-10:30 XBOX in Student Lounge
  • 8:00-9:30 Kahoot Team Trivia for Prizes (Winner after each trivia game.) (MacNeil)
  • 9:00-10:45 Movie Watching in MacNeil w/ dessert
  • 8:00-10:00 Open Gym/Rink

Saturday, 4/27/19

  • 10:45-2:45 CS Project- Groton Town Clean-up* (2-4hrs)
  • 10:45-2:45 CS Project - Miracle Baseball League Buddies* (2.5hrs -time includes travel & food stop)
  • 12:00-10:45 Movies & XBox in MacNeil (with evening snack)
  • 12:30-2:00 Local Groton Shuttle (Shaws, CVS, etc.) (departs @ 12:#0)
  • 5:00-9:00 RAH Chipotle Fundraising Event - Van leaves - 4:30, 6:30, 8:00 and Bus leaves 6:00 & 7:30 First 30 LA students at Chiptole receive $5 cash towards food! (Day students who live nearby are encouraged to eat out this night to help RAH reach it's goal of 23,000 meals!)
  • 7:00-11:00 Heat Wave Dance @ Concord Academy (Dance is 7:30-11:00 - our bus leaves at 10:30.)
  • 8:00-10:00 Open gym, fitness center & weight room

Sunday, 4/28/19

  • Time TBD CS Project - Groton Road Race* (FULL)
  • 10:30-5:00 Museum of Science Trip*
  • 10:30-5:00 Boston Aquarium Trip*
  • 12:00-2:00 Westford Shuttle
  • 1:00-3:00 Open gym, fitness center & weight room

2019 Class Ring Information

Jostens was on campus on Thursday, 4/18, during the lunch block to take orders for class rings from Juniors and Seniors.

If you are still interested email our representative directly Kate Toman - Kate@scholasticsolutions.net.

Click here to view an example of the ring.

Click here to learn more about the rings, pricing, and process to order.

Summer Opportunity in Italy

Florence, Italy: Summer 2019

SAI and Florence University of the Arts (FUA) are pleased to offer high school
students from all academic backgrounds the possibility to enroll in college-level
courses while nurturing their knowledge and talents in a safe and supportive
environment. Courses are supplemented by hands-on activities: excursions to
important centers of Italian art and culture; business, design and studio art classes
supported by state-of-the-art facilities; cooking classes in professional kitchens;
and fun sporting activities. In addition, Italian language courses offer beginning level
students the tools to communicate in everyday life while taking advantage of
the city of Florence as a classroom.

SAI offers a 3 week and 4 week option, in which students earn 6 or 9 college
credits while living in one of the most treasured centers of art, business, culture
and history in the world.

For more information click here or email Laurie McGowan at lmcgowan@lacademy.edu.

Weekly Parent eNews 2018 - 2019

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